Books by John Farndon

STUFF YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE HUMAN BODY by John Farndon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"An attractive, detailed exploration for an uncertain audience. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The human body gets a visually appealing tour. Read full book review >
PLAGUE! by John Farndon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Pass this regrettable title and its companions by. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Gory bits of information offered in brief text and amusing cartoon illustrations combine for a quick exploration of various epidemics throughout history. Read full book review >
MARINE SUPERSTARS by John Farndon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Standard issue browsing fodder, likely to sink quickly out of sight through overall mediocrity. (Nonfiction. 8-9)"
Quick takes on selected denizens of the deep (and not so deep), illustrated with a mix of nature photos and brightly colored painted portraits. Read full book review >
HOW TO LIVE LIKE AN AZTEC PRIEST by John Farndon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A bland alternative to You Wouldn't Want to Be an Aztec Sacrifice (2013) and other entries in that rousing series. (index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
In a tongue-limbering recitation, Tlenamacac (fire priest) Ten Vulture describes his city, his gods, and his training. Read full book review >
STICKMEN'S GUIDE TO WATERCRAFT by John Farndon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"The gimmick's thin in more ways than one, and the content never sails beyond routine. (index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
An inside look at modern seagoing craft from water bikes to "ginormous" container ships, all crewed by stick figures. Read full book review >
MEGAFAST TRUCKS by John Farndon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"With considerable panache, Farndon bestows these beasts with their very own brand of beauty. (index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
An insanely joyful collection of—well, call them electrifying biographies of very fast trucks. Read full book review >
THE SUN AND OTHER STARS by John Farndon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"For the money, there are much better volumes available. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
This introduction to the sun and stars is a mixture of simple text and complex ideas that are rather confusingly presented to an audience that may lack the background knowledge to truly grasp them. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"A wonderful place to stop wondering about the world and start understanding the way it works. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 6- 10)"
In a world of microwaves and instant-just-add-water, it's easy not to pause and think about where that water came from. Read full book review >